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gave settlers the right to tax local Native Americans or to make them work. In exchange, these settlers were supposed to protect the Native American people and convert them to Christianity
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
explored the area stretching from present-day New Mexico to Kansas, searching for gold
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
sailed along the coast of present-day California; gave Spain a claim to the Pacific Coast of North America
El Camino Real
"the Royal Road" built by the Spanish to connect some of the scattered communities of New Spain
a type of settlement in New Spain which served as tradind posts and, sometimes, centers of government
a type of settlement in New Spain started by priests to convert American Indians to Catholicism
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